Not only are Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Voyager figures showing up at UK retail, it appears that the same chain - Smyths - is also starting to stock the Deluxe toys too. The images below come from fellow Seibertron.com user Primacron's Little Helper, and the comments are from the UK Sightings thread - make sure to flag up any sighting of these newcomers in the appropriate section and forums!
Update time. I've been in touch with the manager of the Cardiff store, they've had a delivery today and are expecting two tomorrow. He said they had Skydive and Fireflight. Assuming that all four deluxes are packaged together that must mean that they are on the pegs (didn't ask ) and the others have sold out, I think. He's put aside those two for me and will put aside the others if they come in (long story but suffice to say, a favour is the least they owed us ). So, I'll find out what's there Saturday morning when I go to pick stuff up. I'm telling you this because I don't believe for a second that this is the only Smyth's getting all these deliveries so, without wanting to give false hope, it may be worth staying in touch with your local store if you want CW for Christmas.
I've just got back from Smyths and they had all 4 deluxes in stock, I grabbed the three Aerialbots, but passed on Drag Strip.
I got the last Skydive and Fireflight so might be worth getting them to put Slingshot and Dragstrip aside for you as well.
The Transformers Robots in Disguise 2015 galleries keep coming your way with the most anticipated figures of the line thus far: the warrior class. This is the class that is most representative of the deluxe class. Also, these figures are the most collector oriented, according to Hasbro, since they are the most articulated figures from the line. Our new high quality gallery inductees include Bumblebee, Steeljaw, Strongarm and Grimlock.
Mark Wahlberg is currently doing press junkets for his upcoming film, The Gambler, and he just recently sat down with MTV News to talk about that film (opening Christmas Day) and this year's biggest box office draw, Transformers Age Of Extinction.
You can read the full interview and story over at ComicBookMovie.com, but here's the most important snippet:
While promoting his upcoming release The Gambler, Wahlberg spoke with MTV about the future of the Transformers franchise and seemingly confirmed his involvement in the upcoming sequel as well as possibly another sequel or two: "Yeah, I committed to doing a couple more... you know I can’t speak for Mr. Bay, but something tells me we’ll be on the set soon."
There you have it, directly from the man himself, a man who doesn't do sequels will now be in next film of one of the largest moneymaking franchises ever. Transformers 5 (still untitled as of now) is expected to see release sometime in 2016, and as soon as we have more info, we'll share it with you.
Our benevolent site owner, Seibertron himself, has spotted the Angry Birds Transformers sticker book at Sam's club. It retails for 12.99$ US (on special at 8.36$) and features over 1000 reuseable stickers.
Fellow Seibertronian chachipower has shared with us their video review of a the murderous psychopath turned purple and more logical, but with all the lovable qualities intact: Transformers Cloud Voyager Shockwave! You can compare the video below to our own galleries of the Hasbro figure for Whirl, too.
Thanks to fellow Seibertron.com user fenrir72's tip, we have mirrored below some new images of the upcoming Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-22 Ultra Magnus, from the official Twitter PR account. It's going to be a heavy hitter, this one, weighing in at almost 1 kg (for reference, MP-10 without the trailer is just above 400 grams), and you can see the diecast that makes it so - check it out!
Courtesy of a couple of listings on Amazon.com, we can give you a date for the release of the collected trade paperback editions of the IDW Publishing Transformers Angry Birds mini-series - titled Age of Eggstinction, out on May 19th, and currently priced at $10.71.
Additionally, volume 7 of More Than Meets the Eye ($16.14) and The Transformers ($15.47) will be out on 26th May and 21st April 2015 respectively. No covers are shown yet, and the listing for Transformers also get very confused with volume 7 of the previous ongoing, Chaos - but there you have them!
Video reviewer chuckdawg1999 has brought us an anticipated review of Combiner Wars, the Legends Class, specifically. The first wave consists of Bombshell, Thundercracker, Windcharger and a triple changer version of Powerglide! Watch the embed below to see what the new figures have to offer and if any changes have been made to the previously released molds due to Combiner Wars integration. All that good stuff, plus Chuck's final thoughts on the figures can be seen with a click, so what are you waiting for?
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Well here we are, Hasbro's big Generations line for most of 2015, Combiner Wars. The Legends figures are a mix of repaints/retools into classic characters, new molds, and in the case of Powerglide, a triple changer. There really is something for everybody and I think the Legends figures compliment the larger scale figures quite nicely.
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